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PACE TWO .
SEMI-MONTHLY FARM NOTES
FOR NORTH CAROLINA
The ground hog must' have' come
(out a second time early in June,-resulting
all of this rainy weather; According
to over one hundred special
crop notes reports received, covering
the iirst half of July, the excessive
rainfall is general all over the state.
Western counties have had least unfavorable
conditions. The soil is wet,
resulting in grassy crops and general
inability to carry on cultivation. Hand
labor by hoe work has been- much
more than usual and very expensive,
ine farmers are justly greatly discouraged.
'Hie cotton and tobacco outlooks are
anything but favorable. They are still !
complaining of poor labor, low prices
of farm products atid high prices of
goods bought. Cotton stands are generally
poor or irregular. Tobacco
plants are uneven in growth more :
than in stands. Crop stands in gener- 1
ai vary from poor to good. Labor is
reported as sorry and scarce from
nil parts of the state. i
Several mention that 110 labor is '
p-V available except from farm families.
,t. uurtng -recent trayet over ine state
it \vn? quiie common' to see children, <
? ' mostly Klr.is, us young as eight years '
old, hoeing in the fields. Small boys 1
were seen plowing. Some of the geti- c
era! remarks were "Neel'Of sunshine"; 1
"poer outlook"; "fighting grass"; "too '
i - n?uch rain". 11
The tobacco oat look is quite vari-|
~ able, it being a fair balance between t
poor and good as shown by the 51 s
such" remarks. Most of the damage F
seems to be by rain; While the color t
is good, the quality _wiH he light and !
variable. The texture will naturally'
be affected, as well at the weight.'.
Continued wet weather after Ju1y t
15th will more seriously lower the ^
OUtlo'ok, ' y
Cotton plants an- shedding squares. t
ut the same time putting on very
few. Occasional hail damage was 1
noted. The poorest conditions are reported
from the eastern Coastal Belt
as well as the southern Piedmont
counties. Disease is noticed in several
areas. Some optimistic reporters state
that the crop is late hut improving.
This occurs primarily in the northern
Piedmont counties and sopje central
Coastal districts. Grassiness is the'
principal cry, as well as small plants |
Very few squares, as well as weevils,
alse prominently reported.
The -corn outlook is perhaps the
best of any crop. This is due to its
being a grass plant. The best fields
are to be found on uplands for many
bottom lands have been flooded. Wheat
may not turn out as good as was expected,
due to the bad weather during
harvesting conditions. Both wheat and
oat* are reported as sprouting in tbe
~T fields while similar report? note that
these7crpps are lotting, due to too
much Taint* 'Decreased acreage this
year is generally re;ognized.
The fruit unth,ok U ^o'ul. iii s|iitl' of
adverse winter conditions and .
spring lateness, followed by a long
period of wet weather. The quality
of peaches is good in size but poor in
. flavor and keeping qualities. The evidence
of curculio, and plant disease!
is less than might be expected. Heavy'
drop of apples during June was re-!
ported from the large commercial;
orchards .in western counties^
The truck crops ore generally good
to fair. Only nine reports of poor1
truck conditions were received. Can- \
taloupes are very unsatisfactory, due?
to lack of sunshine primarily. Pcachts-,^
have, had poor flavor.
Livestock in general is average fn
condition. Only one case of cholera I
among hogs in a southastem county.
Low prices, are complained of, especially
among cattle. Interest in'
dairying is as usual.
* Many farmers are now preparing
for a fight on the boll weevil. A rainy
July is the signal of war being declared
and the wise farmer will be
ready for the enemy when he appear*.?
a ... ,? ?
Even a small surplus may break
the local poultry market. After culling
this summer try a cooperative
carlot shipment. These have been
successiui rn some North ( arolina I
.counties this year.
- TOU NEE
if a man with three talented and
jW-t.v children, a contented -wife
/ n<l a bank accoont of $100,000 ia
s t ceecuisful man then Harry Gray or,
48. years old, of Rangeley
P-' t?h?, Maine, ia worth considering.
In 1890, when ho was fourteen,
his father. John Grayson died. The
.. family wre living in Haverhill,
Mass., an.l were poor. The elder
C-vayso'i died of consumption.
L_ ' A yarr aftor her huaband'a death,
? Crayon married again. The
new fautnr kicked Harry out of the
hmeso. Making hia way to Salem,
r 9}W\cy r.u- a job in a butcher shop,
? ' ww? ottt of hi* first two years* camte?
?ttf* ho saved- ftm. Wtth ttrdn
. eflit to I.ynn, Mass., and started
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TAKE ( ARE OF THE. I
Rhlcigh, N. C. July 21.?Much val- 1
uable information has been given to '
poultry producers relative to tbc vol- '
ue of gulling the flocks, how done, '
and the time when it should be done. <
Before the summer is over, farmers ;
oho hro aWake to the value of this 1
work will not fail to look after the '
marketing of the culls and surplus c
spring chickens and will keep only 8
those that will be profitable for egg 1
production this fall and winter. '
"Then", says V. W. Lewis, Livo>*
tock Marketing Specialist, "don't '
Eorget that the State Division of
Markets is intensely interested in thi j 3
Poultry ar.d Egg marketing project. 1
[ f you haven't a poultry club in your '
?omraunity, organize one. Get. other c
dubs organized and unite your ef- '
Torts to make up a cnrlot of poultry]
tor sale. When you do this, your f
narket is any point in- the United c
?totcs where the most money ean be '
^ad. Until you do this, your market c
.vill be largely local and -nt the mercy r
If some huckster or local dealer. -
"It i; well to patronlac local mark- s
anil vo advise that yi6uaa> not 1
%t r'ook thorn, bat any' tvi*<rctBS?*of '
reodtjeera will hhyb to look beyond '
lis horaetosyn and community for v
!v?t a small surplus of products. It 1
nay be the small surplus that breaks 5
he market if you 'are not prepared 11
o dispose of it v.isirly. k jc
"The carlot marketing of poultry,'
akes care of this surplus in a veryja
atisfactory way, paying you market ''
rice.at the car door. Try it op your V
urplus this summer." c
Now the savory perfume of the p
ireserving kettle, the soft gurgle of | h
he boiling canner, and the dappled p
ehiteness of the drying screen should h
e foretelling of good things to eat c
his winter. 11
IThis Week |
By Arthur Brbbanih
THE NORDIC CRAZE. >'
TO LIVE WITH MONKEYS, h
TAILLESS ALIGATORS, Etc >
TOOT AND MOUTH CURE. ?
The "purely Nordic" craze has g
fMiie. far. A scientific association g
( German "racialists" proposes to r
plan a new State in which only t'
Miose. "purely Nordic" will be ad- h
The nrSfntir.ta allege that blood?p
tests will distinguish the purely y
Nordic from the mixed breeds.
That's interesting, as there is
not on all'the surface of the earth a
any single samp " a.pure breed, b
whether of ''NorfV.; Sem- p
itic, Mongolian, African or aiilsy- t
si an strain. All the breeds wera f
mixed up long ago, although they v
don't know it. t
That pew Nordic state, by theway,
would exclude the founder of
Christianity, V/hose mother was a r
Jewess. He, certainly, was not i
"purely Nordic." I
Here's . one original' thought, f
John Gromardie, citizen of New i
York, writes to the Franklin Park ?
'Zoo in Boston, saying he'd like to
he exhibited in the monkey house,
with the other primates, "to show i
the public how much man resem- ?
oles the ape, in accordance with t
mo Darwinian theory." c
Some that live in the open spaces,
Texas, Washington, California, *
Florida, etc., will probably suggest i
that if all New Yorkers adapted to 1
demonstrating the Darwinian the- t
>vy W^re locked up in the Zoological i
Garden there would be many vacan- I
cics in Fifth avenue and at New- t
How many little boys know that
our word "muslin" comes from .Mosul,
or that our able Italian Musso
lini got his name from that land of ]
*he Mohammedans? Read in *
Marco Polo's Travels that "great j
lerchants who convey spices and
imgs from one country to another
are termed mossulini."
Herr Schomburgk, an African ex
IP NOT FA
la small independent milk route, r
He was wiped out By hopping ft
freight trains he made hi* Way III
to New York and hired out at a |1
dishwasher on the Panama Railroad 2
steamship Cristoble plying between
New York and Colon. Arriving on
the Isthmus, a strip of which, ar
known at the Canal Zone, the Gov- bu
emment had taken over, he formed tli
a partnership with a Chinaman and to<
opened a sillc shop in old'Panama ha
L City. His investment wnn Tug la- jn,
1 bora. When a few yeare later An- cu
, corv became settled with workers re
. from the S to tee hi* little shirt a&S 3S
fashions shon_began to prosper, gl
r Two more shops were opened in Hi
I Colon and Culebra pi,
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THE ROXBORO COURIER,
STATE FARMERS. CONVENTION
WAS WELL ATTENDED.
Raleigh, N. C. July 28.?Contrary
:o expectations, the annual conven:io?
of farmers and farm women held
tt State College last week was at-ended
by a thousand or more people
hiring each of the three days.^At the
dose of the first day about 500 men
ind women had registered for
omos and'many other hundreds had
Irivcn in for the day. A new feature
if the cObvention this year Was the
itrnig band brought in from - Alanance
County by President R. W.
Scott. This band added, much to the
Octalside of the meeting-and vied
?ith the mo3t popular speakers as an
ittraction. Its old fashioned tunes
ind its songs of long ago stirred the
ludience to tin extent surpassed only
>y Senator B. D. Smith's wonderful
halienge to farmers to organize for
heir own protection.
The Convention held a joint session
or men and women on the lrtoming
if the opcnnig day, July 23, and on
he nights of July 23.and 24. AH othr
meetings were ih groups. The men
est together on Thursday morn in a.
or a discussion of farm credits but
it other times, the groups were gathred
together to study farm crops and i
ivestock. The annual meeting of ihet!
itate Seed Improvement Association
car held in the afternoon of the *24.
'he farm women held their meetings
eparately and heard reports on women's
work as done in the different
ounties of the Stale.
The Convention this year was charcterized
by-more discussion from the
oor by^Tafmers themselves. In the
ast, those in the audience have been
ontent to let the speakers do the
alking; but, this year, those who
,ashed definite infomation about a
articular "subject "had no hesitancy
it' asking questions aijd in giving exericnccs.
It seemed that the farmers
ave really come to look upon State
'ollege as their own institution anc!
he Convention as their public forum
[prer, is accused in a Berlin court (
: stealing'from the holy grove in
ifaeria the ''sacred stone of the
lligator without any tail."
Tribes of the African West Coast
sve worshipped that sacred fetish
>r years, and want it back, to
ring them luck- - *
Schomburgk says he bought the
?ti8h for $5. .
Only those NOT afraid to walk
nder a ladder or sit thirteen at
ible have a right to laugh at the
'orshippers of the tailless alliga>r.
tabbed in a fight with farm hand'sTJ
jams the value of scientific edu- ,
ation. A knife thrust penetrated .
is pericardium sac containing.the t
eart and made a wound tnreeuarters
of an inch long. The sac '
lied with blood, the heart couldn't J
.'ork. But while Harris, fully con- \
cious, saw everything that was ?
oing on, surgeons in Kansas City 1
emoved three of his ribs, drained :
he pericardium, permitting the
eart to continue pumping, put
ack theribs, sewed him up, and he
larris felt no pain.
Six million bonus applications
re ready, five millions more will j
e prepared and sent out. Some j
OCKet patriots are weeping about <
hat: It makes them sad to pay a \
<*w dollars in taxes to men that
nm the war, and saved them all I
Yet the paying out P* that bonus ?
ooney will be to genera! property
like pouring water on dry selt, f
Everybody will share in the pros- ;
)erity that the bonus distribution j
s bound to bring. Every dollar of
t will be SPENT. It's the money
il'EM'i" that counts.
A Berlin scientist has found and ,
solated the germ that causes foot |
ind mouth disease. That news will;
>e worth many millions to this4
ountry directly, and billions per-,
It is reported, although fortulately
NOT proved, that agitators
n the West have purposely spread
oot and mouth disease by means j
>f dogs and otherwise. California
s a bad State in which to play a
fame of that kind. The perpetraor3
would find it more dangerous
han horse-stealing in Texas in the
Newspapers print a story that;
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas,
laving a little dispute with a Dr. i
Mitchell at golf, knocked him down
snd out with one blow. Farmers1
n Arkansas will not only forgive;
3ut cheer their Senator for knock-,
ing a man down with one blow.j
Whether they will forgive him for
playing golf is another ouestion.
He married the daughter of an
my lieutenant and sold out hia
siness for $100,000 caah. Setng
in Rangeley Lakea, Grayson
up the pursuit of his favorite
bby, that of a guide. His eumara
are near spent dlreetlng tho
rtous through tha mountainous
gtofls^ of ^ MmBshea? ** ^-t'e ana
ona and his fees are enorm<yia.
is home in Bath, Maine, is a show
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July 30th 1924 _ .
COVER CROPS PAY
IN TARHEEI. ORCHARDS.
Raleigh, N. C. July 148.?"Summers
are long in North Carolina and the
hot weather burns large) amounts of
nitrogen and humas from tire ground
between the trees in our orchards.
A good cover crop planted In midsummer
will not' only lessen the amount I
burned out by shading the ground but
will also add humus and nitrogen to
the soil. Of course nitrogen will be
added only when -legume crop* are
planted," says W. A. Kbdspinner, assistant
horticulturist for the State
College ' Experiment Station.
Cover crops will prevent wa slung
from rains of the fall and spring and
since this is done both by the topwhich
check the flow of water and the
root-system which permits the water
to sink in, it is .advisable to plant the
crop soon enough for it to have made
some root development before cold
weather. Mr.- Rauspinner states that
in many parts of North Carolina,
particularly in the Sandhills, cowpeas
nro sowed in June, turned under
in the fall and followed by rye apt
vetch which are turned under the followipg
spring. Clean cultivation- is
!,*?- ? IO aovnnia-ge until
TUTR* again. This system' is expensive
but'returns a . maximum amount
of hilmus and nitrogen,to the soil
thinks Mr, Radspinner:
. "The cover crop should be sown
early enough in the orchard to pro.
vide a good mat of growth over win-i
tcr>" says Mr. Radspirmer, ''Rye need
to go in by September first. This is
ono of tfrF i>est cover crops but is
not a legume and for this reaspn vetch
is usually planted with it.,r About
1 Yi bushels of rye and one bushel of
vetch per acre are used when the
two crops are planted alone. When
used .together, one bushel of rye and
one-half bushel of vetch is sufficient.
Soybeans and cowpeas should hi*
planted in early summer to furnish
Hobo has been highly esteemed in
Epelepsy and Hysteria.
Your druggist will sell you a treatment
of 6 bottles of Hobo Kidney
and -Bladder Remedy for .$6.00.
After taking the treatment you arc
not entirely satisfied With the results
obtained we will gladly refund your
Hobo Medicine Co., Beaumont, Texas.
Tom Tarheel says the boll weevil
can't eat ham and butter, and eggs[
and com bread and garden truck so'
the folks at his house will be well fed j
this winter even if they don't make!
teaching: them tc
just as much pri
I Start an Acc
And, as soon as
youngster will b
he or she can sa1
Better talk th
I THE Firs
~ ~~ Mr. Businesi
Irish potato seed from the moun 11
tains of - western Carolina yielded 88
bushel* of primes, and 10 bushals of
seconds, and seed from Maine yielded ^
72 Vi bushels of primed and &. % bushels
of seconds in a test .with Cobblers Y<
conducted fcy \V. 1L Harris of P. jSf*
5, Elizabeth Citythe supervis.
ion of County Agrejit G. W. FfUl* fi?
These yields were secured from one VS
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I REGISTERED |
THE TEXAS COI\
A MEAL l||
Fish Dressed jN
duty of parents in bringing
i be ? THRIFTY. Once taut
de in Saving as a grown-up,
ount for the youngster wil
i he or she is abkr to und
e happy for it and eager to i
is over with us to-day.
rHE FRIENDLY BANK
i Man, All your checks on
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. pack bag planted in each plot.
R. I. Smith, a farmer living near
cCuiiers in Wake County culled his
mltry flock the other day and conirted
the cull birds into $38 cash.
FOR SAtE?One second hand "Un r.vood
Typewriter", $25.00 gets it.
'iiburn & Sattorfleid. '
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of our | i
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